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Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments -- Progress & Prognosis


February 22, 2017


Washington, DC (and webinar)

Sponsored by ABA SEER's Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right-To-Know Committee.
Co-sponsored by ABA SEER's Special Committee on Congressional Relations, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, and ELI.

This session reviewed EPA’s progress in implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The effect that the change in Administrations may have and the oversight role of the new Congress was covered by an expert panel. The panel also discussed the regulatory actions EPA has taken, those the Agency is required to still take during 2017, and how EPA’s efforts reflect priorities and deadlines under the amended statute. The topics reviewed included recent regulatory proposals issued pursuant to the amended Section 6(a) of TSCA. The status of the proposed prioritization and risk evaluation rules, the Inventory rule involving “active” and “inactive” designations, and the scope of risk evaluations EPA will undertake on the first 10 existing chemicals selected for review under the amended statute also were evaluated for their legal and policy implications.

Larry Culleen, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Lynn Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Wendy Cleland-Hamnet, Office Director, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Denison, Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Irene Hantman, Verdant Law, PLLC
Jim Jones, Former Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Martha Marrapese, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Ernie Rosenberg, President and CEO, American Cleaning Institute
Mike Walls, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council